Weekly Physio Pool Swims for the Rollo Family

21 May 2015

Chris Rollo has severe cerebral palsy and is braced into his wheelchair. His parents, Joy and Graham, take him for weekly swims as a family outing from his residential care home. The swims offer him a degree of freedom and movement. The family is grateful for the assistance from the staff, who lower him into the water using the pool’s hoist. Chris can’t talk but can communicate that he loves swimming, and has been swimming at the Physio Pool for more than 25 years!

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Dunedin man Chris Rollo, who has cerebral palsy, spends time in the pool with his parents Graham and Joy. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON